The newly redeveloped Bridgeton Health Centre was officially opened today by Andrew Robertson, Chairman of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC).
The Board has invested £1.5 million refurbishing and extending the Centre and at a special ceremony Mr Robertson unveiled a commemorative plaque and officially declaring the new look Centre open.
The redeveloped Centre, which opened its doors to patients in November last year, provides an extended range of health services to a local population of more than 23,000 residents in state-of-the-art, fit for purpose facilities.
Bridgeton’s new facilities and services include a redesigned and larger pharmacy area, a physiotherapy exercise gym to assess and treat patients, and five new podiatry treatment rooms, including nail surgery.
Two new health education/meeting rooms have also been created to work with groups such as breastfeeding support and parenting groups.
Taken together these significant achievements, building on the excellent existing services, mean that even more people can be treated locally
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said:
"Around £1.5 million has been invested by the health board to refurbish and extend Bridgeton health centre and it can be seen in the excellent improved facilities that are now available for more than 23,000 patients.
"Even in the challenging financial times we now face, investment in primary care remains a priority. That's particularly true when it means investing in primary care to make sure patients can access services as close to home as possible.
"The newly-redeveloped Bridgeton Health Centre is a fantastic resource for people throughout Bridgeton and the Calton."
Mark Fienmann, North East Director, Glasgow City Community Health Partnership, said: “The new Centre is a superb, modern, bright facility which patients and staff are already very much enjoying. The Centre provides the very best facilities for community based health care services which the community can be rightly proud of.
"I am delighted that this redeveloped facility is operational, providing excellent services to the local community. This is indeed good news for the Bridgeton community which depends on the centre."
For more information contact either NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]
Notes to Editors:
FACTFILE – Bridgeton Health Centre services and staffing -
· Child Development Centre
· Children & Family Services
· District Nursing Services
· GP Services
· Treatment Room
Bridgeton Health Centre also hosts a number of visiting services, which include:
· Community Addictions
· Counselling / Primary Care Mental Health,
· Diabetic Clinics
· Welfare Rights / Money Advice
Staffing within the centre comprises of:
13 Children and Family (Health Visitors/Support) Staff
10 Adult Services (Staff Nurses/Health Care Assistant) Staff
3 Treatment Room Staff
11 Administration Staff
5 Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners
20 Child Development Centre Staff
8 members of staff
5 Dental Nurses
1 Dental Therapist
5 Dental Nurses / Receptionists
GP Practices (8 in Total)
13 Practice Nurses
3 Healthcare Assistants
26 GP Practice Administrative Staff